Paul Canfield

Ames Laboratory Associate and Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University
Address
59 Physics Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-6270
Email canfield@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

Design, discovery, growth and characterization of new and exotic materials with electronic and/or magnetic phase transitions are the primary focus of my research group. Compounds are usually prepared in single crystal form, so the measurement of the anisotropic, temperature and applied magnetic field dependent magnetization, specific heat, electrical resistivity, and thermoelectric power are our primary characterization measurements.


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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990
  • B.S. Physics, University of Virginia, Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 1983

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2006 - present Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 2001 - present Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 2001 - 2006 Full Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1999 - 2000 Faculty Improvement Leave in Grenoble, France as Researcher in C.E.A. and Adjunct Professor in University of Grenoble
  • 1998 - 2001 Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1996 - 1998 Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1995 - 2001 Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1994 - 1996 Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1993 - 1995 Associate Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1990 - 1993 Postdoctoral research, Los Alamos National Laboratory

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2012 Lawrence Award
  • 2009 Robert Allen Wright Professorship (Endowed Chair of Physics)
  • 2006 Distinguished Professor
  • 2005 Mid-Career Achievement Award
  • 2001 Master Teacher Award
  • 2001 APS Fellow
  • 1998 Award for Early Excellence in Research
  • 1995 DOE Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award for Solid State Physics

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2009
Williams T J; Aczel A A; Baggio-Saitovitch E; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C; Carlo J P; Goko T; Munevar J; Ni N; Uemura Y J; Yu W; Luke G M . 2009. Muon spin rotation measurement of the magnetic field penetration depth in Ba(Fe0.926Co0.074)(2)As-2: Evidence for multiple superconducting gaps. Physical Review B. 80:094501. abstract
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Pratt D K; Tian W; Kreyssig A; Zarestky J L; Nandi S; Ni N; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C; Goldman A I; McQueeney R J . 2009. Coexistence of Competing Antiferromagnetic and Superconducting Phases in the Underdoped Ba(Fe0.953Co0.047)(2)As-2 Compound Using X-ray and Neutron Scattering Techniques. Physical Review Letters. 103:087001. abstract
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Canfield P C . 2009. A cook's tale. Nature Physics. 5:529-530. abstract
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Kurmaev E Z; McLeod J A; Buling A; Skorikov N A; Moewes A; Neumann M; Korotin M A; Izyumov Y A; Ni N; Canfield P C . 2009. Contribution of Fe 3d states to the Fermi level of CaFe2As2. Physical Review B. 80:054508. abstract
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Canfield P C; Bud'ko S L; Ni N; Yan J Q; Kracher A . 2009. Decoupling of the superconducting and magnetic/structural phase transitions in electron-doped BaFe2As2. Physical Review B. 80:060501. abstract
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Li H F; Tian W; Zarestky J L; Kreyssig A; Ni N; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C; Goldman A I; McQueeney R J; Vaknin D . 2009. Magnetic and lattice coupling in single-crystal SrFe2As2: A neutron scattering study. Physical Review B. 80:054407. abstract
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Mun E D; Bud'ko S L; Ni N; Thaler A N; Canfield P C . 2009. Thermoelectric power and Hall coefficient measurements on Ba(Fe1-xTx)(2)As-2 (T=Co and Cu). Physical Review B. 80:054517. abstract
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Ivanshin V A; Sukhanov A A; Sokolov D A; Aronson M C; Jia S; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C . 2009. Electron spin resonance of dense Yb-based heavy-fermion compounds: New experimental data. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 480:126-127. abstract
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Torikachvili M S; Bud'ko S L; Ni N; Canfield P C; Hannahs S T . 2009. Effect of pressure on transport and magnetotransport properties in CaFe2As2 single crystals. Physical Review B. 80:014521. abstract
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Martin C; Gordon R T; Tanatar M A; Kim H; Ni N; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C; Luo H; Wen H H; Wang Z; Vorontsov A B; Kogan V G; Prozorov R . 2009. Nonexponential London penetration depth of external magnetic fields in superconducting Ba1-xKxFe2As2 single crystals. Physical Review B. 80:020501. abstract
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